Jazz In Town: A Fusion Of Jazz In Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit from a jazz fusion legend this weekend plus there are a number of jazz happenings around the Greater Buffalo area worth noting!

For featured events this week, we welcome jazz fusion legend Bob James to Buffalo (if you missed it last week, see featured Jazz In Town article on Bob James below) and we shine the light on two events offering us south of the border music.

Featured Events

Bob James Trio

Friday, February 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States 
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$35 – $40

GRAMMY Award-winning Jazz keyboardist Bob James performs with bassist Michael Palazzolo and drummer Billy Kilson live at Buffalo State Performing Arts Center! Bob James is best known as the founding member of jazz superstar group Fourplay. He’s also written dozens of critically acclaimed jazz albums and samples of some of his music have been credited with contributing to the formation of hip hop. And, James created and performed the theme song to the hit show Taxi. Don’t miss your…

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Chavela (Film) with Live Music by Sara Rodriguez

Thursday, February 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States 
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$6 – $10

Through its lyrical structure, Catherine Gund’s & Daresha Kyi’s biographical documentary film Chavela (2017, 93 min.) takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of Mexican musical artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never-before-seen interview footage of Chavela herself shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs and the myths and tales others have told about her—as well as those she spread about herself—the film weaves an arresting portrait of…

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Daniel King Band

Saturday, February 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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Daniel King is a flamenco guitarist living in Rochester, NY and Rincon, Puerto Rico. His music combines traditional flamenco guitar technique with Caribbean island rhythms in a new sound that was inspired by years of living on the enchanting island. With a passion for Spanish guitar, he put aside all other musical interests and committed himself to nylon guitar as a way to capture the essence of the Caribbean. Daniel King Band formed in Rochester in 2016 when Daniel moved…

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A note to jazz musicians and venues: please begin to use the Submit An Event function of JazzBuffalo.org to get your events listed.  Go here to get your event listed: Submit An Event.

 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch At The Hollow Bistro

The next 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch is on Saturday, March 2nd.  We will be featuring two of the best young jazz guitarists in the area, Drew Azzinaro and Jared Tinkham, in a duo together.  Not to be missed!  Call 716-759-7351 for reservations soon!

1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Hollow Bistro and Brew Hosted by JazzBuffalo

Saturday, March 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Hollow Bistro and Brew10641 Main Street
Clarance, NY 14031 United States 
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We are now entering our third season of the popular 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at the Hollow Bistro and Brew!  Come join us on the first Saturday of every month for live jazz music and an award-winning brunch menu! In March – see two of the area’s winners in the JazzBuffalo Poll for best jazz guitar – Drew Azzinaro and…

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Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series, A Jazz Tribute To Patsy Cline, is now sold out.  Be sure to get tickets for the following two concerts soon – including the recently announced evening with saxophonist Will Holton:

The Jazz of Mary Ramsey at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $18

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, violin/violist Mary Ramsey of the 10,000 Maniacs appears at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series for a very special performance that will explore jazz standards, gypsy jazz, the classical music repertoire as well as Mary Ramsey’s original compositions. The indie rock world may know her as the vocalist for the post-Natalie incarnation of 10,000 Maniacs, but the violist, violinist, and songwriter has had a long and distinguished career aside from that group playing jazz, classical, and…

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An Evening With Saxophonist Will Holton at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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$15 – $18

Contemporary jazz saxophonist Will Holton will take the stage at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series in May! Will Holton is a Buffalo-bred saxophonist who draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, and Soul artists. An ambassador for the countries largest Juneteenth Festival, he has also performed at statewide music festivals including Buffalo’s Pine Grill Reunion, Rochester’s Roc the Park and Afrikan American Festivals, Syracuse’s CNY Jazz Festival and annual performance in White Plains, NY, and Washington DC. Each year, Holton creates…

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AKG Art of Jazz Series

The next concert, scheduled for March 17th, will feature jazz legend, Carla Bley.  Very few seats remain for the event.  Act soon!

Carla Bley “Trios” featuring Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard at the AKG Art of Jazz Series

Sunday, March 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo,NY14222 United States
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$24 – $29

A rare North American concert by one of the landmark artists in modern jazz history! Inspired by the work of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Erik Satie, pianist/composer Carla Bley first made her mark in the 1960s, penning tunes that were recorded by Gary Burton, Jimmy Giuffre, and Charlie Haden. Her landmark 1971 triple album jazz-rock opera Escalator Over the Hill, featuring artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Jack Bruce to Gato Barbieri and John McLaughlin, cemented her reputation for stylistic…

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“A Taste of Jazz” Fundraiser to Support Northwest Jazz Festival

The all-important annual fundraiser takes place Sunday, March 31st.  Help to keep the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY the largest free jazz festival in the region.

A Taste Of Jazz – Northwest Jazz Festival Fundraiser featuring My Cousin Toné, Carolyn Lansom & Dozo My Lady, DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins, and Zach Carr

Sunday, March 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brickyard Brewery Company432 Center Street
Lewiston, NY United States 
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$20 – $25

Preparations are underway for the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival that will take place on August 23rd and 24th in the Village of Lewiston. The Board of Directors and Jazz Festival Staff will hold a fundraiser, “A Taste of Jazz” at the Brickyard Brewing Company (432 Center Street, Lewiston) on Sunday, March 31st from 4 pm – 8 pm. The fundraiser will help offset some of the costs of producing the free two-day outdoor music festival. The fundraiser will present music by…

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International Jazz Day is April 30th.  Save the Date!

This year, the annual April 30th International Jazz Day will be celebrated at the Hotel Henry.  Save the date and stay tuned for more details.

International Jazz Day In Buffalo – Tuesday, April 30 – Save The Date

Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

JazzBuffalo will once again serve as the official partner for International Jazz Day in the city of Buffalo.  Spreading the global message of achieving peace through jazz and music. Stay tuned for news and details as we plan this exciting day that takes place worldwide every April 30.

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Weekend Jazz at the Terrace at Delaware Park

Feeling Jazzy in February at the Terrace at Delaware Park – the Full Line Up

Friday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Terrace at Delaware Park199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States 
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Here is the full line up of jazz at The Terrace at Delaware Park for the month of February.   Call 716-886-0089 for reservations for dinner or brunch or head to the bar for cocktail specials.  Join us at Buffalo’s most beautiful cultural location overlooking Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park!

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JazzBuffalo Articles You May Have Missed

JazzBuffalo Interviews Poll Winner For Jazz Artist Of The Year, Ed Croft

Ed Croft, the prolific bassist, was announced as this year’s winner of the John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year award in the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll.  With over 2300 votes submitted by the Greater Buffalo community, the award is a recognition of Ed’s excellence in jazz performances and the impact of his contributions to […]

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Notable Runner-Ups In The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll

The winners for the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll were announced on Wednesday, February 13th and published on Thursday, February 14th. One of the key trends noted was the maturation of the youth movement in jazz. As is evident by the wins of Ed Croft in three categories. Including Rising Star and the John Hunt Jazz […]

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Bob James Remembers Grover Washington, Jr. And “Mr Magic”

“WOW! I didn’t know” says Bob James when learning that Grover Washington, Jr. was a native of Buffalo.    This is one of several surprising responses in a JazzBuffalo talk with Bob James regarding his place in jazz history and his upcoming concert appearance at Buffalo State Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 22nd.  Bob […]

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